Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 23:06 UTC
OpenStep, GNUstep I don't really know what Sony wants with this, but they're using GNUstep, so that's something, I guess. "Sony's Networked Application Platform is a project designed to leverage the open source community to build and evolve the next generation application framework for consumer electronic devices. The developer program gives access to a developer community and resources like SDK, tools, documentation and other developers. The foundation upon which this project is base comes from the GNUstep community, whose origin dates back to the OpenStep standard developed by NeXT Computer Inc (now Apple Computer Inc.). While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, the GNUstep branch of the tree has diverged considerably."
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RE[5]: Objective -C / C++
by Neolander on Fri 26th Nov 2010 06:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Objective -C / C++ "
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Can someone explain me the value of having a menubar that's separate from the application it belongs to and focus-dependent on a modern computer ?

I mean, on the original macintosh, it was justified by the very small size of the screen, but now is it still relevant to accept such a major hit in usability for a few extra pixels of height in each windows ?

Menus being logically attached to the window they belong to, closer to the mouse pointer, easily discoverable... What's the problem with that ?

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